NHM 373 Renal Diet - Renal Diet Educating the Patient and...

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Renal Diet: Educating the Patient and Family This diet is prescribed to someone with severe kidney failure on dialysis. It has strict limitations that must be followed in order for the patient to thrive properly and these regulations help meet the specific requirements. The Do’s and Don’ts of Selecting Food New dietary restrictions can cause food selection to become difficult so it is important to know which foods to avoid and which foods are considered smart choices. Meat/Protein Options: 8-10 servings (1 oz serving size) are allowed per day Foods to choose from: Beef, chicken, egg substitute and eggs, pork, fish, lamb, shellfish, tofu, tuna, turkey, veal, and wild game Foods to avoid: Bologna, lunchmeats, hot dogs, sausages, ham and bacon Avoid processed meats due to high sodium content Nuts and legumes should be avoided due to their high phosphorus content Fruit Options: limited to 4 per day (1/2 cup or a small piece equals one serving) Food to choose from: Apples, apricots (canned), blackberries, cherries, cranberries, grapes, lemon, limes, peaches, pears, pineapple, plums, raspberries, strawberries, and tangerines Foods to avoid: Bananas, oranges/orange juice, cantaloupe, prunes, papaya, and
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